Croatia’s latest ‘golden generation’ finally shining at World Cup

11 July, 2018, 00:06 | Author: Greg Lawrence
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England boss Gareth Southgate found himself talking about rubber chickens and waistcoats as he finalised his plans for the World Cup semi-final showdown with Croatia.

"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is fast and risky alongside Harry Kane", the Croatia coach said at a press conference.

Not many expected Spain to fail to make the final four of the World Cup and even fewer anticipated Brazil crashing out at the quarter-final stage but Gary Neville gets paid the big bucks for a reason.

He nailed the semi-finals.

. All of France, Belgium, England and Croatia have been convincing enough en route to their respective semi-final encounters scheduled to take place in a couple of days.

"It will be a battle again but I trust us, I have belief in us", Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said.

"They dealt with Sweden relatively easily so we know they are going to be a hard opponent and we respect them", he continued.

"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is really fast and his combination with Harry Kane is really unsafe".

Federation Internationale de Football Association awards the titles for the tournament's top scorer, best player, best goalkeeper, most disciplined team and best young footballer after the final.

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"They've raised a very significant amount of money in that time and we're grateful to everyone involved".

Although Croatia went on to suffer an agonising 2-1 defeat to host nation France in the semi-finals, they beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the third-place playoff.

England captain Harry Kane is drawing inspiration from the country's 1966 World Cup heroes as the striker looks to fire his team to a surprise final appearance in Moscow.

"They have been playing at an extremely high level for their clubs".

"This acquisition would be a fantastic addition to our holdings and would come at an exciting time for us while we build the London Collection as we plan the New Museum in West Smithfield".

Having played his club football in Belgium for almost four years (1985-1989), Bwalya can not help but marvel at the transformation of the country's football.

"It's fantastic to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament", he said.

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